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  • Andrew Jackson and the Bank War
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    Andrew Jackson and the Bank War

    Historian Daniel Feller revisited Andrew Jackson’s bank war of the 1830s, a political struggle to challenge and even cripple the powerful Bank of the United States, the young country’s only…

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  • Black Women Leaders in Education Since the 1960s
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    Black Women Leaders in Education Since the 1960s

    Historians talked about black women pioneers in education since the 1960's and how these women transformed education for African Americans.

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  • Union General Ambrose Burnside
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    Union General Ambrose Burnside

    Historian Wilson Greene described Union General Ambrose Burnside’s life and career and argued that his unfavorable reputation is largely undeserved. He acknowledged Burnside’s mistakes during the battles at…

    180 views
  • American Soldiers Views of Europeans 191718
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    American Soldiers' Views of Europeans, 1917-18

    U.S. Army Command and General Staff College professor Richard Faulkner talked about American soldiers' views of the French, British, and Germans after arriving in Europe in 1917.

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  • Negro Leagues Baseball
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    Negro Leagues Baseball

    Bob Kendrick, president and CEO of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, shared the history of the league in Kansas City and how the integration of Major League Baseball led to other actions in the civil rights…

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  • Experiences of Vietnam War Veterans
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    Experiences of Vietnam War Veterans

    A panel of five Vietnam War veterans, selected by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, discussed their experiences during the war. This event was hosted by the…

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  • Liljenquist Civil War Photographs
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    Liljenquist Civil War Photographs

    Tom Liljenquist and his sons, Jason, Brandon, and Christian began collecting Civil War ambrotype and tintype photographs of ordinary soldiers in the mid-1990s. In 2010, the family donated more than 700…

    791 views
  • Thomas Hart Benton Home
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    Thomas Hart Benton Home

    Steve Sitton provided a tour of Thomas Hart Benton’s home, including his art studio, where he died in 1975. Thomas Hart Benton was an influential artist and Missouri native. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

    194 views
  • Mayor James on Kansas City Missouri
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    Mayor James on Kansas City, Missouri

    Mayor Sly James talked about the city of Kansas City, Missouri, and its role in the Civil Rights Movement. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2017 LCV Cities Tour”…

    105 views
  • Chief Justices John Jay and John Marshall
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    Chief Justices John Jay and John Marshall

    University of Virginia law professor Saikrishna Prakash lectured on John Jay and John Marshall, who each served as Chief Justice of the United States. In the early years of the republic, they…

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  • African American Ministers and Politics
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    African American Ministers and Politics

    Professor Randal Jelks talked about the role of African American ministers in politics. He described church boards and programs as ways community members gained experience running for…

    289 views
  • Camaraderie of Revolutionary War Soldiers
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    Camaraderie of Revolutionary War Soldiers

    Ph.D. candidate Rachel Engl discussed the subject of her dissertation, “America’s First Band of Brothers: Friendship & Camaraderie within the Continental Army during the Revolutionary Era.”…

    130 views
  • News and Public Affairs
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    News and Public Affairs

    Public media figures, including former PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer and talk show host Dick Cavett, gathered to discuss the history of news and public affairs programming. The Public…

    77 views
  • Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 50th Anniversary
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    Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 50th Anniversary

    Former FCC commissioners and one of the co-founders of NPR discussed the origins of public broadcasting at this event held to mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act of…

    312 views
  • History of the American Cowboy
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    History of the American Cowboy

    Michael Grauer talked about the history and origin of the American cowboy. He spoke about the common myths and misconceptions caused by the iconic cowboy image portrayed in Hollywood movies…

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  • George Kessler and the City Beautiful Movement
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    George Kessler and the City Beautiful Movement

    Mark McHenry shared the story of Landscape architect George Kessler, who was instrumental in laying out Kansas City, Missouri’s park and boulevard system. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a…

    147 views
  • History of Foster Care
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    History of Foster Care

    Professor Catherine Rymph talked about her book, Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State. She focused her study on the decades between the 1930's and…

    125 views
  • emDreams of Equalityem
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    Dreams of Equality

    The National Park Service commissioned this film for Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York. It presents a recreation of the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention held…

    60 views
  • Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary Recollections
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    Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary Recollections

    Four World War II Navy veterans who participated in the Battle of the Midway in June of 1942 recounted their experiences. The United States sank four Japanese aircraft carriers at the…

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  • Dwight D Eisenhower and the West
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower and the West

    Timothy Rives explained how Dwight D. Eisenhower’s western upbringing influenced his personal code of behavior and his actions as a military and political leader. The 34th president was…

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